Paragon for accessing Recovery partition?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Canexicans, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Canexicans

    Canexicans Registered Member

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    I had a Vista Media Centre PC but someone installed Windows 7 while I was away. I need to get it back to its original factory image. The Windows 7 is long expired and incompatible with my media drive anyway. It came with a Recovery drive D but I think (from researching) my PC cant see it to boot to because when whoever installed Windows 7 they formatted partion C.

    However, I previously made a Paragon emergency disk (while stll Vista) When I boot using it I see the Recovery partition just fine.

    My question is this, can the Paragon disk help somehow me get back to running a Vista machine? The entire utility runs when I boot with the CD. I have original Vista sticker too with registration number if needed. I need to format C partition too before installing anything.

    Is there anything my Paragon emergency cd can do?
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    To restore the factory image, you have to use the software provided by the OEM, or use a boot medium created previously with the same software.

    The Paragon boot medium will only restore an image created with it, or with a compatible Paragon program. It won´t restore the factory image.
     
  3. Canexicans

    Canexicans Registered Member

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    Thank you for replying. Yes, the boot DVD just gets me into my PC as Vista , I presume. I was hoping that it might be able somehow to help me boot from D. Thought maybe to repair the partition between C and D so the bios lets me boot from D or format C and assign D to C so I boot from D cuz now its C. I didn't really know. I don't understand these recovery partitions. I don't have anything on C not safely backed up.

    If you have any scathingly brilliant ideas (Hayley Mills from The Trouble With Angels) please Post.

    Thx
     
  4. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Find the user manual of your PC and read how to recover to factory state. There should be a key (F2, F8 or whichever defined by the OEM) you can press during boot/POST that can start the recovery process. This way you should be able to get back to factory state.

     
  5. Canexicans

    Canexicans Registered Member

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    Afraid that's part of the problem. When they, in their wisdom, installed Windows 7 they formatted, C drive which according to my research.causes the recovery drive not to be found. The formatting does something to the partition. I can see everything perfect from Paragon but not from Windows Recovery or from Setup when booting.. okay thanks.
     
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